Manufacturing Extension Partnership, Del Tech offer free access to online supply chain platform

by Danica Brendon

Delaware Launches CONNEX Platform to Strengthen Manufacturing Supply Chain

The Delaware Manufacturing Extension Partnership (DEMEP) and Delaware Technical Community College have announced the launch of CONNEX Delaware, an online software platform aimed at boosting the state’s local and domestic manufacturing supply chain.

The aim of CONNEX Delaware is to help manufacturers in the state connect more effectively, find local suppliers, mitigate risk, discover new business opportunities, and manage their supply chains. By utilizing the platform, manufacturers will be able to source materials and services from one another and offer their goods and services to manufacturers across the country.

“We are thrilled to introduce the CONNEX platform to our state’s manufacturers,” said Rustyn Stoops, deputy director of DEMEP. “Not only will this help manufacturers in our state source materials and services from one another, but it will also allow them to offer their goods and services to manufacturers across the country.”

The CONNEX Delaware platform offers manufacturers the ability to post Requests for Information (RFI), Requests for Proposals (RFP), and Requests for Quote (RFQ) in the platform’s B2B Exchange Center. This enables them to quickly identify Delaware suppliers who can meet their needs. Delaware suppliers, on the other hand, can increase their discoverability by large primes and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) through their CONNEX profile. This profile catalogs their capabilities, equipment, processes, materials, certifications, and more, ultimately leading to new manufacturing opportunities in new markets.

“We are always looking for ways to help Delaware manufacturers achieve their goals,” said Stoops. “CONNEX Delaware will be a tremendous resource for our manufacturers and is another example of our commitment to providing manufacturers with resources that ensure a productive, efficient, and resilient manufacturing community.”

Thanks to the sponsorship of the Delaware Manufacturing Extension Partnership and funding provided through the CHIPS and Science Act, a local version of the platform will be provided for free to all Delaware manufacturers. Additionally, Delaware MEP is offering manufacturers a free one-year upgrade to the entire national platform if they sign up by December 6th. This means Delaware manufacturers can freely connect with all U.S. manufacturers and discover new business opportunities across the country.

Registration for Delaware manufacturers and suppliers is now open. To register or get more information, visit the official website of DEMEP at []( CONNEX Delaware is set to revolutionize the state’s manufacturing industry by providing a seamless platform for manufacturers and suppliers to streamline their operations, reduce costs, and expand their business networks.

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